Daylight saving time in the US – level 3

25-03-2022 15:00

The Sunshine Protection Act would ensure Americans can stop changing their clocks twice a year. However, the bill still needs approval from the government, and President Biden’s signature to become law.

The act would make daylight saving time permanent, which would give people more sunlight in the evening in the four months where most of the US currently observes standard time. The result would be less sunlight in the morning.

In the late 2010s, several polls found that a very high number of Americans believed that a standard time should be permanent. As many as 75% of people no longer wished to change clocks twice a year. However, the US currently has no consensus on whether the fixed time should be daylight saving time or standard time.

Difficult words: daylight saving time (the seasonal time change when people set clocks forward by one hour in the spring and back by one hour the in fall to extend daylight hours), poll (a study that asks people for their opinions about something), consensus (a generally accepted opinion).

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